Construction of a Reception Centre for Young people with Familial Difficulties
Description: In order to be closer to the underprivileged and disadvantaged population, ASTOVOT through crowdfunding decided to build a reception and reintegration center at the disposal of young people with family difficulties in Kpalimé commune. The purpose of this center is to ensure full development of these young people by offering them the opportunity to continue their studies or apprenticeships in acceptable conditions. It should be noted that this project does not benefit from any global financing or grant from the Togolese State. Each year, international and national volunteers provide financial, material and technical support for this project.For the camp site planned for this project and for the year 2019, the planned activities will allow to continue the completion of the construction.
Type of Work: GOALS OF THE PROJECT Main objective The objective of this project phase is to complete the construction of the first building of the center. Specific objectives
- Site planning and reforestation of open space;
- Continue the masonry work of the new building;
- Place the supports for the installation of windows and doors. MAIN ACTIVITIES
- Manufacture and collection of bricks;
- Volunteers will help the technicians (masons and carpenters): find sand, help to make the mortar for plastering the walls of the new building, cut wood for carpentry; the installation of the supports of the windows and doors etc. ;
- The volunteers will also take care of the creation of the green space of the center; planting of the plants
Housing conditions are generally primitive. The volunteers will be housed together in the same house with several rooms (usually 2 to 4 rooms) and will live near the project site. Housing will be provided with plastic mats or straws but volunteers can however provide small inflatable mattresses or small floor mats (no bed), sleeping bag, mosquito nets etc. The kitchen will be organized by the volunteers themselves. Volunteers will cook and eat together their meals. In the kitchen, they will use the local products. There are many various vegetables and fruits in location,
Language: The languages of the workcamp are English and French. But it’s important to note that the exchanges in English are very basic.
Approximate Location: Located approximately 120 km from Lomé, capital of Togo, the town of Kpalimé is a dream location for nature lovers and hikers looking for beautiful mountain landscape, natural waterfalls and tropical flora. With about approximately 105,000 inhabitants, Kpalimé is a touristic town in the Plateaux region. There are many artisanal workshops and retail outlets such as wood sculpture, weaving, wickerwork, decorated calabashes, batiks, painting, pottery, ceramics and mounted butterflies. In addition to the public and administrative offices, the town has a cathedral, a scientific college, and a post
Notes: NB: Clean drinking water available.
Internet access and electricity are limited according to the areas of intervention of the projects.
HOBBIES Apart from the activities to be carried out on the building site, you can enjoy walks, meetings with the particularly welcoming population, organize parties and excursions to visit the surrounding villages.